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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Valley View Early Learning

Student at Valley View

Valley View/Mount Rainier Early Learning Center ‚Äčis a unique educational facility that exclusively offers preschool programs to over 300 students in the Highline area between the ages of three and five years old. 

Contact

Principal
Kimberly Nelson 

Office Manager
Lorrie Good   

Office Phone
206-631-5100

Address
17622 46th Ave. S.
Seatac, WA 98188

Class Time

Morning Classes
8:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon Classes
12:45 - 3:15 p.m. 

ECEAP (Early Childhood Education Assistance Program)

Valley View serves approximately 200 families in the state-funded ECEAP early learning program.  An additional ECEAP site based at Mount Rainier High School serves 36 families.

ECEAP staff are dedicated to creating a center of excellence so that participating children will enter kindergarten with the cognitive, language and literacy skills that will provide the foundation they need for reading and school success. Our preschool teachers and instructional assistants participate in professional development workshops, receive individual coaching and mentoring, utilize the Opening the World of Learning literacy curriculum, and integrate research-based instructional strategies. Every teacher and instructional assistant is a member of a professional learning community that meets twice a month. 

All ECEAP families partner directly with an on-site family support worker. Together they establish family goals, identify needed resources, and plan for the success of the student and family. Over 70% of our children come from families where English is not the primary language. Bilingual assistants support the children in their classrooms while interpreter services are available to the families in 18 different languages.

Apply to ECEAP

Please fill out this ECEAP application. Eligibility is based on your child's age and your family income. We are required to first serve families with the greatest need. The information on this application will help us know your family. Please complete all the questions. The information on your application is confidential and used only to determine eligibility and placement on the waitlist.

Special Education

We have four early childhood classrooms for children with developmental delays. In addition to that, two of our classes house both special education and ECEAP preschool children. Children flow from one room to the next depending on their needs and successes. We also have a speech language pathologist and a physical therapist on site, and we provide extended-day programs for children with autism.

We are proud of the work we do, knowing every day we make a positive difference in the lives of our families.

Accessing Services:

Childfind is a service for children under age 5 who may have a disability. If you have concerns about your young child's learning, hearing, language, speech, vision, movement, or health, Childfind provides free developmental screening. Interpreters are available.

For children from birth to 3, please call 1-800-756-5437.

For children ages 3 to 5, please call 206-631-3009  

Family Support

"A family in harmony will prosper in everything." -Chinese Proverb

Our Valley View Family Support Staff provide school-based assessment and referral to families and students requiring the assistance of social service resources.

Please contact a Family Support Worker with questions on enrollment or social service referrals.

 

News

Young students in class at Seahurst Elementary

We want students to succeed in kindergarten on day one. We offer programs and materials for incoming students and their families to prepare. Register your incoming kindergartener early—as close to January 22 as possible—to have access to free kindergarten readiness programs and materials.

Dr. Enfield visits Bow Lake Elementary School.

Superintendent Susan Enfield is being recognized for engaging the community and partnering with the Highline Schools Foundation to raise financial resources for schools and students. She will receive the 2019 Superintendent of the Year award from the National School Foundation Association. 

Caricature of Chinook student Bryan Angeles Molina holding paper that says Strategic Plan.

As we begin 2019, we renew our deep commitment to our strategic plan, which challenges us to embrace bold goals for every student. The plan is centered on Our Promise, lays out five goals for students and is supported by our foundation.

Students work together during language arts class.

High school students now in 9th- and 10th-grade who are affected by boundary changes may opt to stay at their current high school through graduation.

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Students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit. The application window for secondary schools of choice is January 1 - 31, 2019.